The Super Bowl is coming to the New York City area.
At the NFL Spring Meeting in Irving, Texas, the league's owners awarded the 2014 Super Bowl to the new $1.6 billion Meadlowlands stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. It will be the first Super Bowl played in an outdoor stadium in a cold-weather climate.
Complete list of cities/regions that have hosted Super Bowls. The New York/New Jersey area beat out two additional bids for the big game, one from Miami and the other from Tampa, Fla. The NFL previously had a rule aimed at ensuring the Super Bowl was played in good weather, or in a climate-controlled dome.
The league made an exception for New York/New Jersey this time, largely because it has a new $1.6 billion stadium to showcase, and it fits commissioner Roger Goodell's focus on trying to adopt a few new innovations for the league. The Super Bowl city's minimum temperature/roof requirement was set aside on a onetime basis only.